KaDeWe jewellery heist remains a mystery
Germany

KaDeWe jewellery heist remains a mystery

Fifty-six clues, but no leads. One week after a spectacular jewellery robbery in Germany’s most famous department store, the KaDeWe in Berlin, the police are still in the dark, authorities said Sunday.

Car industry senses boost
Germany

Car industry senses boost

The German car industry is already feeling the first positive effects of an environmental bonus brought in at the beginning of the year, German auto industry association VDA said on Sunday.

Gabriel blames conservatives for failure of environmental rulebook
Germany

Gabriel blames conservatives for failure of environmental rulebook

Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel of the Social Democrats (SPD) launched an angry broadside against coalition partners Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavaria CSU allies on Sunday for blocking the long-planned environmental rulebook in this legislative period.

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Sweden

Swede held in Colombia sends video message

Relatives of the 69-year-old Swedish man kidnapped in Colombia in 2007 have received a video message from him.

Hoffenheim back on top
Germany

Hoffenheim back on top

Hoffenheim went back to the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Energie Cottbus to prove they can cope without injured striker Vedad Ibisevic.

Huge police force breaks up illegal neo-Nazi concert
Germany

Huge police force breaks up illegal neo-Nazi concert

Police broke up a large right-wing concert attended by several hundred extremists near the small town of Brandenburg an der Havel early on Sunday morning.

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Sweden

Anja Pärson trails US champ in skiing World Cup

Swedish skier Anja Pärson played second fiddle again in the Super G on Sunday to US starlet Lindsey Vonn, who added to her slalom success in the World Cup event in Garmisch Partenkirchen in Germany.

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Sweden

Man shoots at neighbour over dog-sitting dispute

A man in Uddevalla went to collect his dog from a neighbour in the early hours of Sunday morning. But when the dog was not returned the man opened fire with a shotgun.

Tax chief: ‘Protect personal data’
Sweden

Tax chief: ‘Protect personal data’

The director-general of the National Tax Agency (Skatteverket) Mats Sjöstrand has called for the protection of personal data and the closure of websites that use the authority's registers unethically.

Sahlin evokes Obama in cannabis gaffe
Sweden

Sahlin evokes Obama in cannabis gaffe

S we can! exclaimed the Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin at the party's conference in Västerås in southern Sweden on Saturday.

Rail unions tell Deutsche Bahn to explain spy scandal
Germany

Rail unions tell Deutsche Bahn to explain spy scandal

Two of Germany's biggest railway unions demanded more explanations from the state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn on Saturday to explain why it spied on more than half its workers between 2002 and 2003.